Books

This is a list of some of the Hindi language books that I’m most familiar with and often recommend to students. The images are linked to each book’s page at Amazon.com just for the sake of convenience — I don’t earn any commission.

Elementary Hindi by Richard Delacy and Sudha Joshi

Title – Elementary Hindi

Authors – Richard Delacy and Sudha Joshi

Publisher – Tuttle

Hindi Level – Basic

This is a great option for a wide range of basic level students. It comes with a textbook and a workbook.

You can write my full review of Elementary Hindi here.


Teach Yourself Complete Hindi by Rupert Snell and Simon Weightman

Title – Complete Hindi

Authors – Rupert Snell and Simon Weightman

Publisher – Teach Yourself

Hindi Level – Basic

This a tried and true course book for basic-level Hindi, especially for academically-oriented students.

You can read my full review of Teach Yourself – Complete Hindi here.


Beginning Hindi - A Complete Course by Joshua H. Pien and Fauzia Farooqui

Title – Beginning Hindi – A Complete Course

Authors – Joshua H. Pien and Fauzia Farooqui

Publisher – Georgetown University Press

Hindi Level – Basic

The most recent significant addition to basic level materials.

You can read my full review of Beginning Hindi here.


Essential Hindi Dictionary - A Teach Yourself Guide by Rupert Snell

Title – Essential Hindi Dictionary

Author – Rupert Snell

Publisher – McGraw-Hill

Hindi Level – Basic

This dictionary is a great, quick reference for basic to intermediate students and goes from Hindi to English and vice versa. However, sooner or later, you’ll need access to more words and will need the Oxford Hindi-English dictionary (see below).


The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary by R.S. McGregor

Title – The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary

Author – R.S. McGregor

Publisher – Oxford University Press

Hindi Level – Basic to Advanced

This is the last Hindi-English dictionary you’ll ever need. Very rarely will you come across a word in Hindi that isn’t here. It includes the Hindi script and roman transliteration, noun gender, grammatical use, information about word derivation, in addition to detailed definitions.